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Knossos Archaeological Site

KNOSOS, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #9 of 33 Attractions in Heraklion
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion
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Embrach, Switzerland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This place is worth to visit and its better you join with the local guide with your language choice, they can give you many interessting information about this place. You can reach this place from the downtown by bus

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This site is not to be missed, although it is better on a cooler day (if you get one!) as it does get quite intense in the heat and is very exhausting if it is too hot. Some lovely facts with boards displayed to describe each thing there. However, a lot of the site is cordoned off so we are... More

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limnos greece
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

very kind personnel,amazing palace it would be better if there were automatic machines for tickets the informations were good enough infront of each part of the place

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Ostersund, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The place is one of the oldest on earth. Archaeologist Evans apparently screwed it all up. Interesting.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Everyone of course has to visit this site when in Crete and it does not disappoint. Its well signed and all parts are easy to get to and there is plenty of information to keep you interested. Make sure you take a hat and some water as there is very little shade. Not sure we approved of some of the... More

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CLEETHORPES
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We booked this trip with a guide so we had all the history of the place it was really fascinating but you do need a hat as there is hardly any shade it very well preserved and you can imagine what it was like.We had a two and a half hour visit here but again as with most trips we... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

There's the inverted red columns, the hundreds of pottery, the frescoes and murals, the throne. And there are still tons of rocks strewn everywhere, Again, here's another archeological dig where you need to use your imagination, otherwise it will just be another heap of ruble.

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Floda Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is supposed to be one of the best archeological places to visit in Crete. But what I felt leaving was that of disappointment. This place could be so much more developed. For starters - without a guide you are lost. Small plates with text are found around the area but these just touch the surface of what Knossos is.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I was on Knossos for the first time and as history lover I was not disapointed despite the fact that so much artefacts were removed or reconstructed. There is still so much interesting things to see. On the other hand it is little bit overcrowded and they dont offer as many information as expected. I advise to read something about... More

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Romania
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

what i did not like there was that most of pictures of Knossos from travel agencies that want to attire customers are offering "artificial" reconstruction images of this palace, and when you arrive there, it's only some ruins. The ruins were not in very good shape, so most of the parts were reconstructed in order to give to the visitor... More

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